The Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC®) announces a Call for Participation (CFP) in Phase 3 of the GEOSS (Global Earth Observation System of Systems) Architecture Implementation Pilot (AIP) issued by the Group on Earth Observations (GEO). The CFP documents are available at: http://earthobservations.org/geoss_call_aip.shtml.
Find out how teachers who are stars in their classrooms can become “Top Stars” at a NASA-sponsored contest that invites U.S. formal (K-12 and college) and informal educators to submit their best examples of using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope in science, technology, engineering or mathematics education.
The annual General Assembly of the European Geosciences Union – one of the most prestigious events in the field of geoscience – will take place in Vienna, Austria from 02-07 May 2010. The Assembly will draw a crowd of scientists from all over the world, covering all disciplines of Earth, planetary and space science. Earthzine will support a special session within the Natural Hazards Program Group dedicated to the concept of disaster management, one of the GEOSS societal benefit areas.
Earthzine would like to invite you to submit reviews and recommendations of some good books you’ve read lately! They can be fiction, non-fiction, poetry, drama or prose. Thematically, they should address in some way one or more of the nine societal benefit areas of GEOSS: agriculture, biodiversity, climate, disasters, ecosystems, energy, health, water, weather; also oceans and sustainability.
IEEE is sponsoring a Regional Student Design Competition for solutions to one of three humanitarian problems as part of the joint IEEE-United Nations Foundation Humanitarian Technology Challenge (HTC). HTC is a partnership among humanitarians, technologists, funders, and others, to develop implementable technological solutions to some key challenges facing humanitarian health and disaster workers today.
To address the challenges of global environmental change, policy-makers and managers need timely access to weather forecasts, climate predictions, satellite images of land-use change, water-cycle data, biodiversity indicators, seismographic information, topographical maps and many other Earth observation products and services. The GEO-IGOS Symposium will explore how the Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS) can help to meet these critical user needs.
Earthzine is soliciting original articles for an upcoming theme on “Earth Information Systems and Capacity Building.” Topics of interest include the design, development and operation of specific information systems and issues/challenges related to infrastructure development and capacity building. See the Call for Papers for more details.
The NOAA – David Johnson Award is presented by the National Space Club in honor of the first Administrator of what was to become the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS). Nominations may be submitted for individuals or groups. If nominating a group, all members of the group should have been actively involved in the design and/or implementation of the application, and each must be a United States citizen, national, or permanent resident.
The winners of the Volvo Adventure, the world wide search undertaken with United Nations Environmental Programme to find the most innovative, imaginative and practical projects devised by young people to solve environmental problems, have been announced. A team from the Yucatan coast of Mexico took first place for their ingenious project involving sustainable aquaculture ponds, while second and third place went to schools in England and India respectively.
Please join in on the online discussion of how we can ensure that enough food is available for and accessible to a growing world population. The results of this online debate will help prepare the High-Level Expert Forum on “How to Feed the World in 2050”, scheduled to take place at FAO headquarters in Rome this coming October.